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The Emergence of Microservices: New Possibilities on the Horizon

An SMA Research Brief

Authors:

Karen Furtado, Partner

Publication Date: December 7, 2017

Number of Pages: 4

Price: $395.00 USD

Microservices are the latest capability that insurers are considering to address the new digital reality. This research brief provides an introduction to microservices and details how insurers are utilizing them... more »

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Progress Toward a Connected World: A Compilation of Insurance Blogs

An SMA Research Summary

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Karen Furtado, Partner

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

Number of Pages: 37

Price: $695.00 USD

This research report includes twenty-one blogs published by SMA over the past year on emerging technologies and the connected world. more »

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Emerging Technologies in P&C: Insurer Strategies and Plans Through 2020

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: November 29, 2017

Number of Pages: 12

Price: $995.00 USD

This research report assesses thirteen emerging technologies in the context of P&C insurers’ progress and plans. more »

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AI in P&C Insurance: Potential and Progress

An SMA Research Brief

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: November 9, 2017

Number of Pages: 5

Price: $395.00 USD

Artificial intelligence (AI) has big implications for the property/casualty industry. AI is not a single technology, but a whole series of related technologies, such as machine learning, text mining, natural... more »

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Blockchain in Insurance: Awareness Grows, Activity Still Limited

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: October 25, 2017

Number of Pages: 4

Price: $395.00 USD

Blockchain technology is garnering headlines in both the tech and business worlds as a potential game-changer. more »

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2017 SMA Summit: Winning With Convergence

A Special SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Publication Date: October 5, 2017

Number of Pages: 15

Price: $995.00 USD

This research report provides highlights from all of the speakers and sessions of the SMA Summit event held in Boston, September 18, 2017. more »

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InsurTech and Personal Lines: Examples, Use Cases, and Implications

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: October 4, 2017

Number of Pages: 14

Price: $995.00 USD

SMA is actively tracking approximately 600 InsurTechs with relevance for personal lines insurers, a number that is changing every day through the entries of new companies and the exits of others. more »

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Data and Analytics in Life and Annuity: Addressing Customer Requirements with New Insights

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Number of Pages: 12

Price: $995.00 USD

L&A insurers have always had data and analytics skills within actuarial departments. However, as L&A insurers struggle to attract new customers, the lack of those capabilities in business units and... more »

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Smart Cities and Insurance: Exploring the Implications

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: August 29, 2017

Number of Pages: 15

Price: $995.00 USD

The concept of smart cities is gaining momentum, and many cities around the world are developing smart city strategies and implementing specific projects. more »

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Insurance Transformation: Looking 10 Years Back, Looking 10 Years Forward

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: August 4, 2017

Number of Pages: 14

Price: $395.00 USD

The world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years and is likely to change even more dramatically over the next 10. more »

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The New Era of Analytics in Insurance: Leveraging the SMA Data and Analytics Spectrum

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: July 27, 2017

Number of Pages: 13

Price: $995.00 USD

Business intelligence, advanced analytics, and data are integral to insurer’s success in the digital age. This report highlights how data and analytics have evolved by introducing an updated version of... more »

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Data and Analytics in Insurance: P&C View Through 2020

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: July 18, 2017

Number of Pages: 20

Price: $1,495.00 USD

This SMA report explores both the current state and future plans for data and analytics in the property and casualty industry in North America. more »

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The Top 10 Best Practices in Insurance Innovation

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Publication Date: July 13, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $395.00 USD

Some of the best innovation success stories are built out of the lessons learned from watching the attempts of others as they either falter or flourish. more »

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Bridging to the Future With Core Systems Modernization

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Karen Furtado, Partner

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $995.00 USD

Four out of five insurers are actively investing in core systems modernization and replacement, which is one of the seven SMA Bridges to the Future. more »

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InsurTech and Commercial Lines: A Surge of Activity and New Implications

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: May 25, 2017

Number of Pages: 13

Price: $995.00 USD

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AI/Machine Learning in Insurance: A Force to be Reckoned With

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: April 6, 2017

Number of Pages: 15

Price: $995.00 USD

AI/machine learning is one of the top technology areas of interest for insurers today. This SMA research report takes a fresh look at the broad field of artificial intelligence, focusing... more »

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Core Systems Purchasing Reaches the Tipping Point: What’s Hot – And What’s Not

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Karen Furtado, Partner

Publication Date: March 31, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $995.00 USD

Core Systems Purchasing Reaches the Tipping Point: What’s Hot – And What’s Not analyzes P&C insurers’ core systems buying decisions in 2016, their significance, and bigger changes still to come. more »

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Fighting Fraud with Advanced Technology: Detection, Mitigation, and Prevention

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: March 16, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $995.00 USD

This report gives insurers a picture of how anti-fraud measures are changing – and will continue to change – as technology advances. more »

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2017 Emerging Tech Landscape: Implications for Insurance

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $995.00 USD

This report identifies four key trends in emerging technologies and discusses their implications for the insurance industry. more »

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2017 InsurTech Landscape: Aligning to Business Strategies

Authors:

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Publication Date: February 23, 2017

Number of Pages: 13

Price: $995.00 USD

SMA has been actively engaged in the InsurTech movement through research, InsurTech clients, and involvement in related insurer strategies. more »

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2017 Insurance Technology Priorities and Spending

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Karen Furtado, Partner

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: February 9, 2017

Number of Pages: 14

Price: $995.00 USD

This report, part of SMA’s annual Insurance Ecosystem Research Series, reflects the state of the industry technology investments, the business drivers, and the ongoing plans for specific projects for property/casualty... more »

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Insurers' 2017 Strategic Initiatives: The Convergence of Traditional and New Initiatives

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Karen Furtado, Partner

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: January 26, 2017

Number of Pages: 13

Price: $995.00 USD

SMA has tracked and observed the strategic initiatives of insurers for many years. There are now distinct shifts underway – the convergence of new and traditional types of initiatives, the... more »

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Insurance in Transformation: Building 7 Bridges to the Future

An SMA Research Report

Authors:

Deborah M. Smallwood, Founder

Karen Furtado, Partner

Mark A. Breading, Partner

Karen Pauli, Principal

Publication Date: January 12, 2017

Number of Pages: 10

Price: $995.00 USD

In times of rapid evolution, it is imperative that organizations have clarity about the business actions they can take to get to the other side of a changed business environment. more »

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